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Adding Friends to Acquaintances List Now Easier; Enhances to Photo Viewer; Don’t Share Passwords with Employers, Facebook Said

Facebook back in last fall introduced the Close Friends and Acquaintances lists to help see more posts in news feed from close friends, and fewer from acquaintances you don’t know as well. Now, the company made available a new tool to make it easier to add friends to Acquaintances list.

“When you add friends to your Acquaintances list they won’t be unfriended or notified. You’ll just see fewer of their posts in news feed,” Facebook said.

To try the new tool, go to your Friends page, select the Acquaintances list and click See All Suggestions.

Facebook made it easier to add friends to Acquaintances list

Facebook also announced few enhancements to “photo viewer,” including high-resolution photos and fullscreen viewing.

High-Resolution Photos
Photo viewer will now automatically display photos in the highest resolution possible. On a large display, this can be up to 4 times bigger than before.

Facebook High-resolution photos

Fullscreen View
You can expand the photo viewer to take up your entire computer screen. “If you’re using the latest version of Firefox or Chrome, click the arrows at the top-right corner of a photo to expand to fullscreen,” the company said.

Facebook full-screen photo view

Facebook dont share passwords with employersAlso, following public outcry over reports that companies have been asking employees to hand over Facebook login credentials in order to scan their profiles, the social network company has advised against handing password information to current or prospective employers.

“If you are a Facebook user, you should never have to share your password, let anyone access your account, or do anything that might jeopardize the security of your account or violate the privacy of your friends,” the company blogged.

Facebook condemned the actions by calling it as “distressing.” And, termed it as the violation of Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities to share or solicit a Facebook password.

“This practice undermines the privacy expectations and the security of both the user and the user’s friends,” wrote Facebook chief privacy officer Erin Egan. “It also potentially exposes the employer who seeks this access to unanticipated legal liability.”

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